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President: Mr. Roger Vincent
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SNC DRAUGHT TESTS

Tuesday 22 September 2015 - Jersey Activity Centre, St. Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands

Beginners to Level 3

Kindly hosted by the Jersey Big Dog Club
Test Manager - Mr. David Taylor

"First of all the JBDC would like to thank the SNC for their support in enabling us to hold the event. Judges again freely gave of their time, knowledge and expertise.

The first day started with a Level 3, in some severe heavy showers at times, but all entrant's, Judges and stewards valiantly battled through.

This year brought some new teams to draught work and all were successful in Beginners level.

A new venue was used for the hauls this year for Level 2 & 3, which proved challenging for all. It offered many natural distractions and some very challenging obstacles to negotiate."

David Taylor



Tuesday 22 September 2015
DRAUGHT TESTS - BEGINNERS LEVEL
Entrants: 5 (3 Newfoundlands, 1 Leonberger, 1 Saint Bernard)      Passes: 5
Judges: David Taylor & Kay Burridge

Congratulations to:

Viney's Evanpark Rocket Man for Millthorpe "Badger"
Taylor's Mollynewf Wanahon Nijikwe "Molly Mae"
Webb's Ourfairview Dare To Bear for Barracechi "Mya"
Hutchinson & Lester's Lionscourt Fortissimo De Jerri "Nico" (Leonberger)
Zachari's "Jackson" (St. Bernard)


Judges Report - Beginners Level

"5 dogs today - 3 Newfoundlands, 1 Leonberger and 1 St. Bernard all with novice handlers. Generally handlers need to engage their dogs more and watch for loose leads. More control is needed before moving on to higher levels. However all dogs are capable of moving up in time.

It was good to see new faces taking up the challenge of carting."

David Taylor


"Thank you to the SNC for inviting me to judge on beautiful Jersey - the weather was as I have come to expect on the Island, windy and showery!

Jersey Big Dog Club did a great job in hosting the tests and thanks go to David (Test Manager) Anita for keeping us fed and watered, all the stewards and of course all the lovely big dogs who have worked so hard with their owners to be able to take part in these tests.

We had 5 entries, 3 Newfoundlands, 1 St. Bernard and 1 Leonburger who all passed Beginners Level today. Tight leads were the main concern today, together with the handlers needing to communicate more with their dogs but I am sure these will improve as the handlers confidence grows. Well done."

Kay Burridge

DRAUGHT TESTS - LEVEL 1
Entrants: 3      Passes: 0
Judges: Steve Pallot & Peter Webber

Judges Report - Level 1

"We had three entries, sadly no passes. Two handlers were working unfamiliar dogs and the down stays caused the majority of the points lost. A good effort was made by all teams.

Pete Webber and myself would like to thank the SNC for inviting us to judge, thanks to Hailey for a sterling job as call steward. Thanks to the JBDC for hosting the event, a good venue in challenging weather."

Steve Pallot & Peter Webber

DRAUGHT TESTS - LEVEL 2
Entrants: 2      Passes: 2
Judges: Peter Webber & David Viney

Congratulations to:

Taylor's Mollynewf Lani Winona "Lani"
Pallot's Vodahond Black Man Ray "Rocky"


Judges Report - Level 2

"There were two entries on the day, with both passing on a very high standard. The course was good quality for the teams, making an enjoyable day for all.

Our thanks to SNC and the Jersey Big Dog Club for organizing the event."

Peter Webber & David Viney

DRAUGHT TESTS - LEVEL 3
Entrants: 3      Passes: 1
Judges: Kevin Clarke & Clive Haylock

Congratulations to:

Arnold's Staneberne With Love to Newfarrier "Evie"


Judges Report - Level 3

"The control section was set up on the grass next to the centre, where we had three entries with one pass. Heal work was of a good standard, handlers getting dogs attention before turning and keeping their dogs close to heal. Back-up's were still a little difficult, especially straight! Down stays were perfect. Maneuvering section was done with ease.

The haul took place at St. Catherine's wood, with rough, rugged, watery pathways. The two mile course took in streams, bridges, woodland, steps and at one point a 5 foot high rock climb! All teams approached the obstacles with caution and were able to complete them in a safe manner.

We thank you for the opportunity to judge also thanks to the stewards and for the refreshments."

Kevin Clarke & Clive Haylock